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Posted by R. Berg on February 01, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Fabric lengths posted by Bob on February 01, 2002

: : : : : : I have heard that a bolt of fabric is Nine yards in length.. So if you purchas the whole bolt, you take the Whole nine yards

: : : : I don't think so.

: : : Fabric sold at retail for home sewing comes on bolts that hold a lot more than that.

: : ::::Actually, I believe the proper origin does come from fabric measurement. In the old days, wealthy women who wanted fuller dresses asked for more fabric. However, this was a very expensive procedure, thus many women could not afford it. The wealthiest of them all would ask for "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS" of fabric. The end.

: No.

It's still the same old story,
The explanations hoary
Recur before my eye,
The world will always make up guesses
As time goes by.